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# Monday, September 03, 2007

Some information I got just recently is that MS will be locked down for during APEC.

So I guess......there's no user group there this week......

BUT......we've moved it

At the R2 Launch(14th Sept) we'll having a *special session* at the end of the day in Darling Harbour - with members of the product team.

See you there for a great Q&A Session with the Product team.
 

Monday, September 03, 2007 4:37:41 PM (AUS Eastern Standard Time, UTC+10:00)  #    Comments [0] -
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Some information I got just recently is that MS will be locked down for during APEC.

So I guess......there's no user group there this week......

BUT......we've moved it

At the R2 Launch we'll having a *special session* at the end of the day in Darling Harbour - with members of the product team.


 

Monday, September 03, 2007 4:30:19 PM (AUS Eastern Standard Time, UTC+10:00)  #    Comments [0] -
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# Friday, August 31, 2007

The ever vibrant Andrew Coates pinged me an email yesterday asking for my involvement in becoming a TechTalk Blogger........

I'm currently on this Island called 'Hamilton' at a 'Partner' Conference (yeah right!!! :)) so naturally I said 'yes!' (not too many people are saying 'no' around here)

I've got some great stories around RFID, BizTalk R2 and obvious integration into WSS/MOSS and what that means.

Hope you're going to join me on a great journey together! Gotta dash the scuba diving boat is waiting for me... (erm...the next 'partner activity')

Mick. 

Friday, August 31, 2007 11:57:01 AM (AUS Eastern Standard Time, UTC+10:00)  #    Comments [0] -
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# Thursday, August 30, 2007

I'm currently kicking back at the partner conf. here on Hamilton Island - I have to kick myself to remind me that I am on a conference. Beautiful scenery and temperature....I'm sure you get the classic sunset palm tree over a beach image in your mind........no more need to be said.

What I did want to share - I'm currently listening to Ian Polangio (MS Sharepoint TS) where he brought up a couple of great (beta) Search sites.

1. http://mrsdewey.com/ - here's a talking person who acts and 'shows' parts of your search results.
(She has a bit of attitude to boot as well)
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2. http://www.tafiti.com/ - silverlight based search site. Builds trees and it's quite interactive.
I did a search on my name 'Mick Badran' and some interesting results came up :-)

Very interactive in Silverlight - lots of things spinning and moving and pinning

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Thursday, August 30, 2007 12:11:10 PM (AUS Eastern Standard Time, UTC+10:00)  #    Comments [0] -
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# Monday, August 27, 2007

BizTalk 2006 R2 when installing the EDI/AS2 component (or when re-installing), sometimes there are some SSIS packages/jobs left that need to be manually deleted

My good mate Rahul has entered the world of blogging!!! and has blogged about this very issue and what he did to get around it.

Well done Rahul!!!!

Also I might add upon  a reinstall of BTS 2006/R2 sometimes there are the BAM Alerts notification service instance left over as well - that typically needs to be manually removed from within the Sql Workbench.

Enjoy

Monday, August 27, 2007 12:01:36 PM (AUS Eastern Standard Time, UTC+10:00)  #    Comments [0] -
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# Saturday, August 25, 2007

The other day I came across a great MSDN article that explains how to do this across all the BTS Services from SSO through to the rules engine.

http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa561505.aspx

Saturday, August 25, 2007 7:37:48 PM (AUS Eastern Standard Time, UTC+10:00)  #    Comments [0] -
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# Friday, August 24, 2007

The launch has been set and I couldn't have it better as the BizTalk World Wide launch is based in Sydney!!! Cool.

The Event is Free and would be a great chance for you to come on down and talk to members from the BizTalk Product Group that are flying over.

We'll all be there and looking forward to the event.

Remember that an upgrade path exists from 2004, 2006 and 2006 R2 B2 to the release of BTS.

Register here - R2 Event

Friday, August 24, 2007 7:18:56 PM (AUS Eastern Standard Time, UTC+10:00)  #    Comments [0] -
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# Thursday, August 23, 2007
What a great relase of a new WSS/MOSS SDK (couldn't have come at a better time for me :-).

In this latest release we have some goodies packed in to the SDK - the BDC Tool - which allows you to visually create a BDC Application Config file (.xml) that is based on both OLEDB/ODBC and Web Service data sources.

This was one of the major complaints from business when looking into the BDC (BDCMan did do a great job)

Sharepoint SDK Refresh (175MB!!)

BDC TOOL

Brief Summary of What's included (taken from the Sharepoint page above):
-ECM Start kit also included
-updated workflow samples
-SSO provider samples (to use SSO to access your own people stores)
-BDC Tool + further BDC samples (SAP, custom etc)
-Document Inspector custom sample
-Document Converter custom sample
...and the list goes on.....

either which way - this release is BIG!

Enjoy

Thursday, August 23, 2007 1:57:59 PM (AUS Eastern Standard Time, UTC+10:00)  #    Comments [0] -
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# Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Folks, I know we're all interested in the next and latest release of BizTalk R2.

The big question is - "What will happen to my existing setup?".

The answer is - "R2 has a 'Wizard based upgrade' that will upgrade from 2004/2006/2006R2 Beta 2".....so things going to plan all bases will be covered :)

We'll have to wait and see....

Wednesday, August 22, 2007 8:21:43 AM (AUS Eastern Standard Time, UTC+10:00)  #    Comments [0] -
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# Monday, August 20, 2007

To give you guys an idea of what's happening around Australia on some of the Partner Readiness events - lock this one in.

The Readiness Team is covering both IT Pro & Developer tracks.....maybe a bit of Powershell, VS.NET 2008....

1.            Upcoming Partner Readiness training on Windows Server 2008 

Windows Server 2008 : IT Pro 

 

 

 

Sydney

Sept 11 - 12

This 2 day Windows Server 2008 Essentials is intended for IT professionals and partners currently experienced on the technologies included in Windows Server 2000 and Windows Server 2003. The course will focus on and discuss the following product scenarios and technologies: Centralized Application Access, Branch Office, Security & Policy Enforcement and Server Management. 
CLICK HERE FOR MORE

 

Melbourne

Sept 13 & 14

 

Perth

Sept 10 & 11

 

Adelaide

Sept 18 & 19

 

Brisbane

Sept 17 & 18

Windows Server 2008 : Developer

 

 

 

 

Sydney

Sept 10 & 11

This two-day technical readiness event is designed to introduce developers to many of the new features of Windows Server 2008.  As Microsoft prepares to release the most advanced version of their server platform ever, now is the time to start learning how to use many of the great enhancements in the applications you write and deploy. Learn how Windows Server 2008 provides a compelling application foundation and makes huge leaps forward in the area of Microsoft’s DSI (Distributed Systems Initiative) and DFO (Design for Operations).
CLICK HERE FOR MORE

 

Melbourne

Sept 13 & 14th

 

Brisbane

Oct 8 & 9

 

 

 

 

2.        Exciting Partner Readiness Special offers – take advantage of the special offers and ensure your place at the Microsoft Readiness events.

microsoftreadiness@jackmorton.com.au

Monday, August 20, 2007 12:51:52 PM (AUS Eastern Standard Time, UTC+10:00)  #    Comments [1] -

In the previous beta this tool supported a huge range of different blogs and their respective APIs....except Sharepoint.
(There was a tweak we could do, but essentially you had to turn off NTLM authentication and go with Forms.....generally this wasn't going to happen anytime soon)

Enter - LW Beta 2 - pick up your copy HERE

Enjoy!

Monday, August 20, 2007 12:32:54 PM (AUS Eastern Standard Time, UTC+10:00)  #    Comments [0] -
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# Tuesday, August 14, 2007

OFC409_Mick_Badran_Workflow_Deep_Dive.v1.2

Wow what a session!! Being a Level 400 session my expectation (from those who make teched) was to go reasonably deep. I had a fantastic crowd with standing room only in the theatre room - my last session of the day (being my 3rd) I was knackered and ready to go out with a bang.

So I decided to jump into the Workflow Foundation and discuss *what is actually done behind the scenes* with Sharepoint's WF management. This was well received (and I'm sure a few people in the audience were saying 'So I just want to know how to approve something'....we got onto that later) and opened up a few concepts explaining why we do the things we do within our Sharepoint Workflows. e.g. Task Correlation Tokens and new Task IDs, why we need to generate new ones if we handle a task changed event.

I then got onto some of the Sharepoint Workflow Implementations and wanted to highlight the use of a State based workflow as opposed to the usual SequentialWorkflow.

*** DEMO CODE WILL BE POSTED SOON FOLKS *** (don't have my vpc with my to extract out my projects for you right now)
Slide Deck:OFC409_Mick_Badran_Workflow_Deep_Dive.v1.2.pdf (977.98 KB)

Tuesday, August 14, 2007 11:01:42 PM (AUS Eastern Standard Time, UTC+10:00)  #    Comments [0] -
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